Daily Devotions
 

We are thrilled to once again be sharing a daily devotion with you for the season of Advent. These inspiring devotions have been written by YOU the members of Good Shepherd.  A sincere “thank you” to everyone who opened their hearts to share a small piece of their faith journey with us.   As we journey toward Bethlehem in this season, take time each day to walk with God and experience the stirrings of the deep love that took on flesh to walk with us.  

During the four week Advent season, each Wednesday our devotion will be a video reflection by Dr. Kevin Seal, Director of Worship and Music at Good Shepherd, as he shares a teaching about the Words and Music of Advent.

Each new day’s devotion will go live directly on our webpage, goodshepherd.com at 6am, (look under the worship tab at the top right of the front page) or you can follow the link that will be sent out later each morning in an email from Good Shepherd.  


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

by Kirsten Ruggiero

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

Mark 12:30

As the 2020 year began to unfold, I found I had not only the COVID-19 challenges to deal with, but a serious health issue as well.  I have always felt I had a strong sense of faith in many ways, but it was undoubtedly tested last year.  Many times during the course of the year, I wondered why?  Why is all of this happening?  Why is all of this happening at one time?  Fortunately, I had Good Shepherd in my life, which gave me many positive outlets.

As Good Shepherd continued to expand its services to offering many different aspects of church online, I began to enhance my relationship with God in several ways.  I found the Daily Devotions to be very helpful.  I looked forward to reading them each day during the week and really enjoyed learning about the special things God can do.  In the readings each day, I learned more and more about how God is always present in our daily lives and how He often works in mysterious ways.  Reading the Daily Devotions has definitely strengthened my relationship with God, in many, many ways.

Having access to attending a church service every Sunday online has also been very beneficial to enhancing my relationship with God.  It’s been very comforting, to be able to continue with the tradition of attending Church on Sundays as a family, even though it’s in a different setting.  If it had it been a normal year, I probably would not have been able to attend as many services.

Experiencing the power of prayer has also enhanced my relationship with God.  I’m so grateful to have God as a significant part of my life.  All the additional prayers have definitely made a difference in my life and have truly glorified the influence of God and His almighty powers.

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Ann Pfeiffer Walker

Thank you for sharing Kirsten! Sending lots of good energy your way and know you have been in my prayers

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